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Figure 19. Changes Over Time in Rates of Cesarean Sections and Vaginal Births after Cesarean Section

Bar chart shows type of delivery and utilization rate: C-section: 1997: 21.3%; 2000: 23.2%; VBAC: 1997: 35.3%; 2000: 28.6%.


Sources: Gregory K, Korst L, Platt L. Variation in elective primary cesarean rates by hospital organizational factors. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology 2001; 184:1521-34.
Martin JA, Hamilton BE, Ventura SJ, et al. Births: Final Data for 2000. National Vital Statistics Reports; vol. 50 No. 5. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics, 2002.


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